This gallery comprises photos from the Mitama Festival the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.

Over 30,000 paper lanterns light up the precincts of the shrine, where more than 2.4 million war dead are enshrined, during the four-day festival. The festival goes on till July 16.

Women in yukatas, or casual summer kimonos, look at paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
Women in yukatas, or casual summer kimonos, look at paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
People walk in front of paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, July 13, 2013.
People walk in front of paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, July 13, 2013.
A portable shrine is carried amongst rows of lit lanterns during the Mitama Matsuri festival at the Yasukuni.  — AFP Photo
A portable shrine is carried amongst rows of lit lanterns during the Mitama Matsuri festival at the Yasukuni. — AFP Photo
People carry a portable shrine among paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, July 13, 2013.
People carry a portable shrine among paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, July 13, 2013.
A woman looks at paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, July 13, 2013.
A woman looks at paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, July 13, 2013.
People walk among paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, July 13, 2013.
People walk among paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, July 13, 2013.

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